May 7, 2016
WASHINGTON - For the second-straight night, the Georgetown University baseball team only managed four hits, falling to Creighton University, 4-0, on Saturday night in a BIG EAST Conference game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. GU fell to 23-26 on the season and 6-8 in BIG EAST play, while Creighton improved to 32-9 overall and 10-1 in conference action.
Simon Mathews (West Haven, Conn./Hopkins/Temple) started and turned in 7.1 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, all singles, while striking out two. Tim Davis (Vienna, Va./James Madison HS) fired 0.2 innings of relief with one strikeout.
Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) was on base twice with two walks. Charlie Dillon (Chicago, Ill./Berkshire/Catholic), Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./Stone Ridge), Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./Saint Mary's) and Michael DeRenzi (Mendham, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) had the base hits for the Hoyas.
Georgetown had the leadoff hitter on base in three of the first four innings, but was unable to advance him past second base.
Creighton took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when a run scored on a fielder's choice ground out.
The Bluejays added their second run in the fourth on a pair of singles and an error. They added two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The two teams will conclude their three-game series on Sunday. First pitch in Omaha is set for 1 p.m. ET. Jack Cushing (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus) will start on the mound for the Blue & Gray. Live stats and a web stream will be available at www.guhoyas.com.
Saturday night was Davis' 94th career pitching appearance. He needs just two more to break Pablo Vinent's ('12) program record of 95 career appearances.